Animas River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Animas River, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The lower Animas in Durango is finishing runoff and is starting to clear. This is the time to get some floating in while we still have enough water. Big streamers on the banks have been producing nice fish. The evening caddis hatch has also been awesome and the dry fly fishing has been top notch.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Animas River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Heads Up Flyfishing

Water flow: 124

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: 10am-2pm

Best stretch: Mall to high bridge

Best access point: High bridge

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mayflies, caddis, midges, stoneflies,

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: year round

Nearest airport: Durango La Plata County

Animas River Description

The Animas River begins its 126 mile journey high in the San Juan Mountains near Silverton, Colorado. It's full name, Rio de las Animas Perdidas, The River of Lost Souls, gives an air of mystery to this incredible fishery. The Animas begins as a small creek full of feisty brook, cutthroat, and rainbow trout. It drops down through the mountain canyons picking up tributaries and snow melt along its way until ...

Techniques & Tips

In town, caddis dries and dry/dropper rigs have been the go to. South of town we've been throwing streamers with varying success, some days are hotter than others! The high country in Silverton is fishing as well. Try a dry with a dropper and then cut off the dropper once the day warms and the fish start eating the dry better.

7-Day Forecast

Looks like a great week with highs in the eighties. Wear lots of sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.No rain in sight, but lets cross our fingers for some!


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